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The draw of Cherry Creek continues to be its access to amenities, whether that’s the high-end shops, bars, and restaurants in the Cherry Creek North business district, the Ross-Cherry Creek Denver Public Library branch, or the nearby entrance to the Cherry Creek Trail. Oh, and the neighborhood’s housing stock—which consists mostly of modern luxury homes, apartments, and plenty of scrapes—isn’t too bad either.
If your bank account can accommodate million-dollar price tags, you’ll have a hard time finding a nicer stock of classic Denver houses. In fact, in 1979, a portion of the neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places due, in part, to its architectural significance. Many of the immaculate Denver Squares and French Mediterranean- and Colonial-style homes were designed by prominent Denver architects such as Jules Jacques and Benois Benedict. Bonus: The streets are safe, and tony Cherry Creek North is a short walk away.
Home to many artists & professionals, young families, and hip singles, Baker is bounded by Broadway, Mississippi, 6th Ave & the South Platte River. The Mayan Theatre and Blue Bonnet restaurant are local landmarks. Nightspots, galleries, coffee houses and independent shops punctuate this hoppin' neighborhood.
Today Baker enjoys a number of qualities and characteristics that make it a vibrant urban neighborhood including a diverse urban population, preserved historic homes, proximity to Broadway’s Main Street development which promises diverse shopping, casual and fine dining, and an array of entertainment, as well as access to mass transit.
Congress Park’s continued prosperity as a residential neighborhood is tied directly to its ability to maintain the very factors that created its stable history: a close-in neighborhood of quiet tree-lined streets, parks, stable housing stock and pedestrian-oriented neighborhood shopping.
Please see additional neighborhood information at the Congress Park Association. Congress Park Neighbors
Cory Merrill real estate is more active than some parts of the city. You will find original houses, newer custom built homes (scrapes), and some rentals in the neighborhood. Among many things, neighbors are attracted to the central location, proximity to light rail and major roads, the schools, nearby retail, parks, and a sense of community.
Additional information about the Cory-Merrill neighborhood can be found on the Cory Merrill Association.
Urbanites will love the lower downtown area (otherwise known as “LoDo”), a historic neighborhood with a decidedly artistic feel. You’ll find fantastic turn-of-the-century and Victorian buildings (one of the highest concentrations in the country), as well as a ton of great restaurants, brewpubs, coffeehouses and independent bookstores. It’s also the spot where you’ll find Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team, and Union Station, a local public-transportation hub for the Denver area.
An urban renewal success story, this oldest settlement in Denver is great for anyone interested in art, design, fashion and food. And the nightlife is not to be missed—it’s got some of the best in the city. Part of the larger Highlands neighborhood, LoHi is an up-and-coming area named one of “America’s Best Hipster Neighborhoods” by Forbes. From buzzing restaurants and rooftop bars to musical festivals, street fairs and funky boutiques, LoHi offers a cosmopolitan and contemporary experience in a neighborhood full of quiet streets and charming brownstones. It’s also got its share of modern architecture, including the impressive Highland Bridge that connects downtown Denver to the Highland neighborhood. Whether you’re looking to eat, drink, shop or take in some art, LoHi is a great place for young professionals and singletons.
Whatever your creative tastes—from traditional to contemporary, photography to graphic design—you’ll find it in the Art District on Santa Fe (near Lincoln Park), Denver’s artistic center located on Santa Fe Drive (between Alameda and 12th Avenue). Explore the galleries and shops on your own or enjoy the community art scene at one of the area’s many regular events, including First Friday Art Walks (held the first Friday of every month), Collector’s Nights (the third Friday of every month), or Art Day on Santa Fe (every August). The art district is also a Latino and Hispanic hub, showcasing Central and South American art at the Museo de las Americas and hosting plenty of Dia de Los Muertos events.
There’s lots to see and do in Uptown (just south of Five Points), which Sunset Magazine named “one of Denver’s hippest ’hoods.” From City Park to the Denver Zoo to extensive biking and jogging paths, nature lovers will be right at home. So will foodies, who will enjoy 17th Avenue’s “Restaurant Row” packed with everything from taco bars to taverns to fine dining. Whether you’d prefer a Victorian home or a high rise, you can find it in this happening neighborhood. It is a great fit for urban professionals, young couples, and anyone who enjoys lively city life.
BOUNDARIES: The neighborhood is bordered on the west by Colorado Boulevard, on the north by Severn Ave. and on the south by East Alameda Avenue. The Eastern border is uneven, but includes Monaco Parkway at the northeast corner of the neighborhood and then zigzags south and west to the west of Crestmoor Park. Part of the Southern border shares a boundary with the City of Glendale.
The Hilltop neighborhood gets it name from the fact that it is higher in elevation than the surrounding parts of the city. In the center of the neighborhood is Cranmer Park, with a view of the Front Range mountains. The Graland Country Day School, an independent, co-educational day school for grades K-8 is located in the neighborhood, as is Temple Emanuel. Hilltop is home to several other notable structures, including the Joshel House, Amter Residence, and Cranmer House.
Hilltop is one of Denver's wealthiest neighborhoods. It was developed in the 1940s and 1950s, but now many of the original houses are being replaced with larger homes on the medium-sized lots.
There is a tremendous amount of information on the Hilltop association.
With its hilly, tree-lined streets and eclectic mix of housing, the Highland neighborhood overlooks Downtown Denver. Set up on a hill above the city, Highland residents say they have the unique feeling of living far away from the city’s hubbub while still being a quick bike or scooter ride from the heart of Downtown.
In recent years, this thriving area has become the place to be for young urbanites wanting to own homes close to Downtown. Its popularity has meant a boom in home sales, new buildings and the overall vibrancy of the neighborhood. Yet traditional bungalows and brick homes remain mainstays up and down each quiet street.
Park Hill’s suburb-in-the-city vibe is still strong, but the neighborhood’s tiny commercial spots (Kearney Street, Oneida Street, and so on) are hopping. What that means is that residents have easy commutes to downtown, next-door access to City Park (and the Denver Zoo), and the option of sipping a happy hour glass of wine within walking distance of their stoop. In short, it’s the good life.
Additional information about the Park Hill Neighborhood can be found at Greater Park Hill Community.
By the city’s definition, Five Points is one of Denver’s largest neighborhoods. Roughly the shape of a triangle, Five Points is bordered by Downing Street on the east, from 17th Avenue up to 38th Street. The South Platte River serves as the northwestern boundary, and 20th Street, a tiny piece of Broadway, East 20th Avenue, and Park Avenue form the southwestern edge. The area got its name in 1881 courtesy of the streetcar line that served the neighborhood: All the names of the final stop—the intersection of Welton, 27th, and Washington streets and 26th Avenue—wouldn’t fit on the car’s sign. So they simply called it “Five Points.” Today Five Points includes RiNo, Ballpark, Curtis Park, San Rafael, Clements, and the Five Points Historic Cultural District
Just north of Downtown Denver, you will find the Curtis Park neighborhood, a historic area developed in the 1860s and 1870s as a fashionable residential suburb. Neighbors here are quick to proudly point out that this is the oldest residential neighborhood in the city. Take a quick trip to Curtis Park today and you’ll see it remains one of the center city’s most accessible neighborhoods for Downtown workers and shoppers. As you stroll down its tree-lined streets, one of the most noticeable aspects of the community is its incredible diversity. It’s a wonderfully integrated mix of all kinds of housing, a variety of social and economic levels and neighbors who are evenly split between African-American, Latino and Caucasian.
Where artists go, people follow. River North (RiNo to locals) was originally an industrial neighborhood within the larger Five Points area, filled with warehouses, factories, and auto repair shops. Artists were drawn to the grittiness and began to set up shop in downtown Denver’s northeast end. In 2005, the River North Art District was born—and the area’s transformation into a creative hub began. Today, RiNo is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, breweries, bars, galleries, and boutiques (and even a karaoke bar). Co-working spaces, a hotel (coming soon), and major infrastructure improvements (real sidewalks!) are now cementing RiNo as the place to be in Denver.
Young hearts with old souls will find their home here in one of Denver’s oldest residential areas. Platt Park’s official website calls it “2014 homes in a 1914 neighborhood.” It's a few years outdated, sure, but you get the point. Whether you prefer the older architecture of bungalows and Victorians or the more modern renovations and trendy townhouses, buying in Platt Park pretty much guarantees you a great real estate investment due to the increasing value of houses here.
You might also be interested in this neighborhood if you’ve already checked out Washington Park and liked everything but the cost of living. Platt Park is right next door and might supply your dream home at a (slightly) more affordable price. (However, keep in mind that it’s still an upper middle-class neighborhood, and the pricing reflects that.)
Locals rave about the storybook setting that is the upscale residential area of University Park, located just across University Blvd. from University of Denver’s sprawling campus (aka DU). Wide roads are lined with mature trees, magnificent mansions and quaint carriage houses. Stately old brick homes with wide front porches and big, shady lawns attribute to University Park’s desirable status. The architecture is certainly appealing, but the price point of the real estate in University Park limits the neighborhood’s occupants to mostly professionals, retirees or affluent families with kids.
Additional information can be found at University Park's Community Council
Washington Park, or Wash Park as the locals call it, is one of the best neighborhoods to live in Denver. With one of the lowest crime rates in the city, beautiful single-family homes and abundant outdoor activities, you can see why so many people love it here. The Washington Park neighborhood is located in South Central Denver. Its central location makes it close enough to enjoy downtown, Capitol Hill and trendy Cherry Creek, but still far enough removed that it has a distinct residential neighborhood feeling. The neighborhood itself is divided into two sections: East Wash Park and West Wash Park. East Wash Park is known for its gorgeous single-family homes and quiet family atmosphere. West Wash Park has more of a hip, young crowd with lots of bars, and coffee shops.